About the Review

Welcome to the Cyber Security Review website.

The growth of the internet has impacted profoundly on everyday life and the global economy. It has evolved into a global, interconnected network of systems and information – cyberspace – that we know today, transforming the conduct of business and opening new markets.

Threats to cyber security are persistent and constantly evolving. With an ever-growing number of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure, online commerce and the private sector worldwide, security experts are finding that their work has become a race against the attackers.

The Cyber Security Review is a publication designed to draw on the combined knowledge, skills and expertise of the cyber security community to identify the emerging threats and facilitate the development of coherent policies and robust capabilities.

Our mission is to promote dialogue and provide a platform for information exchange and cooperation between stakeholders, industry, academia and security experts worldwide.

Latest news 

  • France thwarts 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets

    January 7, 2017

    Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said such attacks were doubling every year and this year’s presidential elections could be targeted. He said it would be “naive” to think France was immune to the type of cyber-campaign that targeted the US election, which has been blamed on Russia. Mr Le Drian is overseeing an overhaul of France’s cyber-security ...

  • National Guard expects expanded role in cybersecurity

    January 6, 2017

    The National Guard’s role in cybersecurity began in 1999 thanks to the uncertainty created by Y2K. With concerns of potential computer chaos looming when dates on systems turned over to 2000, the National Guard was given a new force structure called a computer network defense team. Renamed Defensive Cyber Operations Elements, the eight-to 10-person teams are ...

  • U.S. Grid in ‘Imminent Danger’ From Cyber-Attack, Study Says

    January 6, 2017

    The U.S. Energy Department says the electricity system “faces imminent danger” from cyber-attacks, which are growing more frequent and sophisticated, but grid operators say they are already on top of the problem. In the department’s landmark Quadrennial Energy Review, it warned that a widespread power outage caused by a cyber-attack could undermine “critical defense infrastructure” as ...

  • KillDisk System Destructive Malware Now Targeting Linux

    January 6, 2017

    KillDisk is one of the pieces of malware that made the news several times in 2016, mostly because it was used for compromising several high-profile targets, including utility companies in Ukraine. KillDisk has been considered responsible for a nationwide power outage in Ukraine, after a number of computers were compromised with malware and could no longer ...

  • Hacker claims to have hacked the FBI, but it wasn’t

    January 5, 2017

    A hacker yesterday claimed to have hacked the FBI’s website running on Plone CMS, but it seems it wasn’t hacked using any zero-day vulnerability in Plone. We contacted Plone security team and updated this story (see below) with official statements.A hacker, using Twitter handle CyberZeist, has claimed to have hacked the FBI’s website (fbi.gov) and ...

  • 11 Gigabytes of Sensitive Data Belonging to US DoD Staff Exposed

    January 5, 2017

    Personal details of doctors who are deployed in the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM or SOCOM) have been exposed due to a security vulnerability discovered in a server operated by health services contractor Potomac Healthcare Solutions. MacKeeper Security Researcher Chris Vickery discovered in late December that Potomac, which provides healthcare workers to the government through ...

  • Cyber security chief honoured for taming hi-tech threats

    January 4, 2017

    A leader in the field of cyber security who spent 28 years in the RAF and protected the White House has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Group captain Andrew Gudgeon, who works at Nationwide, was awarded an OBE for his work strengthening and protecting the UK and US’s cyber security, The 51-year-old, who ...

  • HTTPS scanning in Kaspersky antivirus exposed users to MITM attacks

    January 4, 2017

    Security vendor Kaspersky Lab has updated its antivirus products to fix an issue that exposed users to traffic interception attacks. The problem was found by Google vulnerability researcher Tavis Ormandy in the SSL/TLS traffic inspection feature that Kaspersky Anti-Virus uses to detect potential threats hidden inside encrypted connections. Like other endpoint security products, Kaspersky Anti-Virus installs a ...

  • Cyber Security Statistics – Numbers Small Businesses Need to Know

    January 3, 2017

    Cyber security statistics for small businesses collected from a variety of sources. General Small Business Cyber Security Statistics 43 percent of cyber attacks target small business. Only 14 percent of small businesses rate their ability to mitigate cyber risks, vulnerabilities and attacks as highly effective. 60 percent of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyber attack. 48 percent of data security ...

  • Czechs build new cyber-security HQ

    January 3, 2017

    The Czech National Security Authority (NSA) is establishing a new headquarters for its National Cyber-Security Centre (NCSC) and plans to significantly increase the centre’s workforce. The plan was unveiled late last year (2016) by Martin Ayrer, a spokesperson for the government of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. “The government has approved the proposal to develop the capacity of ...

  • Army social media psyops bods struggling to attract fresh blood

    January 3, 2017

    Army social media psyops unit 77 Brigade is struggling to reel in new government cyber-warriors in spite of a recruitment publicity blitz last year, according to the Ministry of Defence. The “brigade” – in reality a unit slightly smaller than an infantry battalion, with a target manning strength of 448 people – is under strength by ...